Apparently Trump applied for a tax break - a whole whopping $300 - for his primary residence that is only available to people who make $500K or less. According to Crain's New York Business Trump qualified several times and the City of New York verified the income to confirm he qualified. Here's what really has me just shaking my head. Why is super rich Donald Trump even bothering to apply for a $300 tax break? There is something very wrong with this man. Trump qualified for a tax break for New Yorkers making $500K or less City and state officials verify the incomes of residents who get the tax break. New Yorkers had to reapply for the tax deduction several years ago. One of the enduring mysteries of Donald Trump is just how much wealth he has. Forbes pegs his net worth at $4.5 billion, while Bloomberg News puts it at $2.9 billion. The GOP front-runner himself has said he's "really rich." Maybe, but Trump's income is low enough to qualify for a New York state property-tax break that most high-rollers don't get. It's called the STAR program, which stands for the New York State School Tax Relief Program and has been around since 1997. It offers an approximately $300 annual benefit for those who qualify. Hundreds of thousands of New York homeowners get it. Here's where it gets interesting for Trump: To be eligible for STAR, a married couple must have annual income of $500,000 or less. One wouldn't think a guy as rich as Trump claims to be would qualify, but records filed with the city's Department of Finance show he received a $302 STAR benefit on his latest property-tax bill for his Trump Tower penthouse on Fifth Avenue. That means whatever his annual income is, it's less than $500,000. (The state defines income for STAR purposes as federal adjusted gross income minus the taxable amount of total distributions from annuities or individual retirement accounts.) And Trump would have to have declared his New York apartment as his primary residence and sent the state a copy of his federal income-tax return in order to qualify for the $302 tax break. "It's strange that a billionaire would apply for a $302 tax benefit and, moreover, that he would take it," said Martha Stark, a property-tax expert and former New York City finance commissioner who is now a lecturer at Baruch College. Read the rest here.